mercredi 14 décembre 2016

Miss Sloane — A powerful piece about a powerful woman — 9*/10

  • Overall: Great psychological tension and superb intellectual puzzles that features a strong female model.
  • Who is it for? Everyone. 
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Jessica Chastain and John Lithgow.
  • Cameos
  • Setting: The high power political arena.
  • Style: An intrigue or suspense, but quite either and a mostly both. It's great. Very intellectual.
  • Pacing: Perfect. You lose yourself in it.
  • Intro: Even though it uses an old trick, it does it with great impact. 
  • Story: Captivating, full of details, suspenseful, powerful, a great intellectual battle with amazing plots and counter plots. The mood is amazing and enveloping. 
  • Ending: Excellent. If you're quick enough, you'll see it coming a little while beforehand, just long enough to appreciate the stratagem.
  • Epilogue: Short, to the point. Even though it doesn't serve any purpose, it does settle us back down, which should be the only goal of any good epilogue. 
  • Dialogs: Powerful.
  • Characters: Strong female lead, powerful women's voices, lots of depth to them all, well developed and very realistic. 
  • Acting: Amazing.
  • Visuals: Powerful.
  • Camera Work: Some really superb work here.
  • Costumes: Slick, chic and perfect.
  • Afterthoughts: I was stunned, even if I anticipated something good. What surprised me the most was the way it passed its ethical stances without sounding preachy.

I loved the fact that male sex work for female clients was so simply presented without drama or judgment. The male escort is kind of an incompetent and invasive, but at least it turned out alright.

I can't believe this is rated so low. Patriarchy at its worst again?